Narragansett Porter - Narragansett Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jucifer1818:
3.88/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: the darker side of dark brown, with only the bottom of the glass showing a dark amber colors. On top of this inviting clear dark brown color, is a thick quick appearing head.
I love the way this brew looks
S: IT smells of light chocolate, medium caramel, and light fruity esters (a bit of green apple and pear). no real hop aroma, which is quite odd really.
It is a nice smell, but it does get a bit abrasive on the nose after some time
Taste: this one is conflicting, because this is something I shouldn't like very much, but do. This is actually a rather bitter porter, and I've had bitter porters like this one and haven't liked them before,
however this one works rather well
Maybe its because it starts off with a sweet, lighter chocolate and roaster flavor, and finished off with harsher bittering flavors, with a bit of dark chocolate on the distant part of the after taste.
It is surprisingly drinkable porter for its bitterness
It also covers up its alcohol very well.
mouthfeel: wattery and astringent on the tongue, with a powdery feeling on the after taste (like freshly grinded coffee)
overall: not a bad porter, tho youvcan defiently do better than it. but that's not the point
for the price, booz, quality, and size of this can, it is really a good deal, and a excellent thing to go for if your looking for something different. you could get through a whole party on just two-3 of these
A defient 4/5 from me. I might have this again, might not.
depends on the cash. but defiently worth a first try. It wont dissipoint you, not for its price that's for sure
If you can find it and split a 6 pack with 2-3 friends youl be in for a good night
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2012 20:14:26 | More by jucifer1818
More User Reviews:
4.54/5 rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pint can poured into a nonic.
Appearance: Pours a solid black with a one-inch tan head that recedes to film fairly quickly. Lacing is moderate. Carbonation hard to gauge because it's so dark.
Aroma: Coffee and dark, bitter chocolate dominate the nose. Fairly well hopped, too. Some booze is noticeable.
Taste: Follows the nose, and it's pretty terrific. It's a deep, rich, somewhat burnt-tasting porter full of bitter black coffee and chocolate. Pretty excellent porter - not fancy, but an excellent representation of the style.
Mouthfeel: Thick, solid body. Not watery at all. Has the ideal level of richness and fullness for a good porter.
Overall: One of my favorite porters. It's off the seasonal market right now, and I'm hopeful it comes back, because it really hits all the notes for a strong, flavor-packed porter. It has nearly 100 years of history behind it, and deserves a more heralded place in brewing history.
Serving type: can
02-21-2014 13:28:13 | More by illpass78
3.1/5 rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured into a standard pub glass.
Pitch black with a very large tan head. Faint chocolate on the nose with sweet malted barley and some floral hops. There’s not much aroma to this one. Taste is sweet up front, of hard candy, licorice, mild coffee and it finishes much drier. The body is very thin for a porter, but the alcohol is decently hidden for 7%. The flavors in this aren’t all that outstanding and I would expect more body and substance for a 7% beer. I wouldn’t go out of my way to purchase this.
Serving type: can
08-06-2013 03:21:09 | More by greenmtn1111
3.93/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Narragansett Porter is clear but nearly black and nearly opaque, with a long lasting tan head. Excellent lacing.
Aroma: light fruity with the expected medium and dark malts.
Taste: wow! this has a lot of flavor, and very good flavor. Lightly sweet, with plenty of medium and dark roasted malts.
O: While not a 'big' beer, I was pleasantly surpised at the quality and 'size' of this beer. Very nice porter; recommended.
Serving type: on-tap
06-10-2013 03:59:29 | More by chinchill
3.7/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Inkjet code printed on the bottom of the can reads "3032 1205, guessing the first part is a Julian date, making this beer 7-8 months old.
Black in the glass, reddish brown and clear as it is poured. Billowing tan foam, a collar of sticky suds adheres around the sides, and an ever present skim covers the surface. Good retention, and lace coats the glass.
Aroma is somewhat faint, vague floral hop and light roasted malt.
Light bodied and slightly watery, but full of roast malt flavor. Dry bitter roast lingers long into the aftertaste, which is almost better than the initial taste. Slight astringency at first also. Pretty easygoing and drinkable, though there are better porters out there. Hope to try a fresher sample and get a 2nd impression of it.
Serving type: can
06-10-2013 01:21:32 | More by emerge077
4.01/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This poured out as a nice deep brown color with a tan colored head on top. The retention and lacing are very good on this brew. The smell is roasted, slightly chocolatey and had an earthy yeast aroma. The taste is roasted with nice earthy flavor. The hops don't really come through all that much. The mouthfeel is medium bodied. Good carbonation also. Overall I was impressed with this beer . Much better than I expected.
Serving type: can
05-06-2013 03:37:39 | More by Knapp85
Narragansett Porter from Narragansett Brewing Co.
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